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Oct 1, 2002 Hispana Asocio de Laboristoj Esperantistaj (HALE)
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numero 056 de la gazeto "Kajeroj el la Sudo". Jaro 2002. Oktobro, Novembro, Decembro.
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Nov 1, 2002 Hispana Esperanto Federacio
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numero 358 de la gazeto "Boletín". Jaro 2002. Novembro.
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Dance Manuals
Dec 4, 2002 C. H. Rivers.
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Unlike earlier manuals that contained detailed information on etiquette, this manual reflects the trend of late nineteenth-century manuals to shorten or eliminate such information. This manual contains only one-third of a page of etiquette. Dances described include the waltz (with reversing steps), polka, schottisch, polka redowa, polka mazurka, galop, quadrilles, contra dances ("Scilian Circle," "Spanish Dance" and "Rustic Reel"). Thirty-seven figures are given...
Topics: Authors: C: C. H. Rivers., Titles: A
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Dec 4, 2002 R. Powell ...
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In an attempt to inspire his readers who were located far from the United States' urban, eastern cultural centers, Powell notes that dance "has not improved, except in the larger cities." Of primary interest is the author's dance notation, a type of shorthand that he utilized to describe bows, curtsies, and quadrilles.
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This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c.1640-c.1720) to music composed by James Paisible (died 1721). The five couplet dance is in duple meter and is dedicated to the Lady Harriot Godolphin, considered to be a "particular good dancer," by E. Pemberton, the notator of the dance. The dance notation system, first published by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710), is based on tract...
Topics: Authors: M: Mr. Pemberton ..., Titles: T
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Dec 4, 2002 G. J. Pfefferkorn ...
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This antidance treatise was directed at the large German-speaking population that settled in the mid-western section of the United States. Pfefferkorn's two main arguments are common in this genre of literature: dance is a waste of time and money and, additionally, is bad for the health. The author concludes that dance is sinful and dangerous, leading to carnal appetites and immoral thoughts and actions.
Topics: Authors: G: G. J. Pfefferkorn ..., Titles: I
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This revised constitution lists the objectives of a club organized to hold dances that consisted solely of the German, a popular parlor game wherein the participants performed a series of party games to music. The constitution lists the duties of the officers and standing committees, which included committees for refreshments, invitations, reception, and music. Part of the constitution noted that "no member of the Club shall drink any intoxicating liquor within twenty-four hours...
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Dec 4, 2002 ieri e balli d'oggi.
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Milano, U. Hoepli, 1922.
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Dec 4, 2002 P.-E. Alerme.
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An important early nineteenth-century physiology of dance, the author provides extensive discussion on the importance of dance. Numerous extractions from Alerme's text can be found throughout later nineteenth-century dance literature.
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A translation of Gourdoux-Daux's Principes de la Danse (Paris 1804 and 1811), this manual is important for its description of step and step sequences appropriate in the performance of the popular ballroom dance, the quadrille (called contilion by the author). The quadrille is a series of figures, organized into sets and performed by sets of four couples. The manual begins with discussions on deportment, positions, and continues with descriptions of various steps including assemblé, jeté,...
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This is an expanded version of a manual published under the same title in 1866. It it not known whether or not famed Paris dancing master Coulon actually participated in the assembly of this manual. Most of the manual is compilation from earlier sources. Demonstrating a growing late nineteenth--century interest in physical education, this new version adds a series of exercises to be performed with poles, dumb-bells, and elastics. Additional exervises emphasize walking, running, and jumping. The...
Topics: Authors: C: Coulon ..., Titles: C
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Dec 4, 2002 Dr. R. A. Adams.
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This antidance treatise is divided into four parts. The first part discusses the physical effects of the dance and the author concludes that habitual dancers are sick more often and women are more prone to "female weaknesses." The second section focuses on the dangers of dance on the mind and concludes that many girls fail in school because they dance too much. In the Third section, the author argues that dance is immoral and "fires the passions of young women." The...
Topics: Authors: D: Dr. R. A. Adams., Titles: T
The publisher of this tiny manual (called a "vest pocket edition") notes that of the many books available to the dancing public, few contain "the good old contra dances of our ancestors." To remedy the situation, the manual gives figures for fifty-six English country dances, group dances consisting of figures performed by a column of men facing a column of women.
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This is a compilation by Dick and Fitzgerald of previously published sources on ballroom dance. Although advertised as a ballroom prompter, only one page is devoted to calling figures in a quadrille. The book contains rudimentary etiquette advice and dance instructions for numerous dances including the grand march, quadrilles, contradances such as "Virginia Reel," "Pop Goes the Weasel," "Spanish Dance," and "Sicilian Circle." Also described are various...
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Quoting extensively from L.H. Elmwell's 1892 dance manual, this treatise is aimed at prompters of quadrilles. The Manual includes a brief explanation of quadrille figures and etiquette (with emphasis on etiquette while performing quadrilles). Quadrille figures are included with appropriate calls for the prompter.
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Dec 4, 2002 Mrs. H.A. Foreman.
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This is a book of twelve photographs showing Mrs. Foreman's dance students in a variety of dance poses including "The Persian Vestal Dance," "The Minuet," "Society Skirt Dance," "Butterfly Skirt Dance," "The Cacucha," and "Scarf Dance.
Topics: Authors: M: Mrs. H.A. Foreman., Titles: I
Although much of the material in this manual is borrowed from the dance writings of Charles Durang, it remains an important source for the study of mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Unlike other contemporary writers, Ferrero devotes more than eighty pages to the origins of dance and a history of European and Native American dance. The remaining part of the manual concerns ballroom etiquette and descriptions of numerous dances including the quadrille, waltz, polka, schottisch, varsovienne,...
Topics: Authors: E: Edward Ferrero., Titles: T
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Dec 4, 2002
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This manual is a compilation of previously published materials. The guide begins with a brief description of the necessary arrangements for a ball, appropriate dress for men and women, and ballroom etiquette. The work continues with dances such as the quadrille, waltz, varsoviana, polka, schottisch, "Cellarius Waltz," and dances for larger groups of dancers--"Spanish Dance," "La Tempete," and "Sir Roger de Coverley.
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Desrat begins his work with a description of dances that were still in vogue at the turn of the century: Boston waltz, cake walk, Berlin, pas de patineurs, and Washington-Post (a two step). A history of ancient dance follows and the discussion begins with Greek and Roman origins; this is followed by a discussion of "modern dances," which Desrat describes as pavane, gavotte, branle, and the minuet. Much of Desrat's historical text is borrowed heavily from previously published sources...
Topics: Authors: D: Desrat. Illustré de nombreuses gravures., Titles: T
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Dec 4, 2002
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Like many other nineteenth-century dance manuals, much of the material in The ball-room guide is not original but borrowed from other sources. The manual opens with discussion on the arrangements for balls, appropriate dress for ladies and gentlemen, and thirteen pages of etiquette. Various dances are described including quadrilles, the waltz, varsoviana, polka and three group dances, "The Spanish Dance," "Tempête," and "Sir Roger de Coverly." The manual concludes...
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Dance Manuals
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This is a bound collection of over eighty-five late eighteenth-century contredanses and contredanse variants such as contredanse francaise; contredanse allemande; and contredanse anglaise, each choreographed by well-known dancing masters and dancers including Philip Desnoyers, Marie Allard, Landrin, and Denis. Each contredanse consists of a title page, a page for description of the figures, another for the floor plan, and a fourth page for the music. Although most contredanses were designed for...
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This pamphlet discusses the legislative regulation of public dance halls in twenty-eight states. Some of the regulations undertaken by the states include restrictions on attendance, hours of operation, supervision, and regulation of the physical and social conditions of the hall. The author also discusses some of the regulations and ordinances of 100 cities including one from Lincoln, Nebraska that required patrons to keep their bodies at least six inches apart.
Topics: Authors: E: Ella Gardner ..., Titles: P
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Dec 4, 2002 Charles J. Coll and Gabrielle Rosiere.
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This is an expanded version of Coll's book that was originally published c. 1919. Beginning with an account of dance history ranging from the ancient Greeks to late nineteenth-century dance, Coll declares that some of "most up to the minute dances" include the Carter Waltz and the Schottisch Espagnole. The author also discusses foxtrot variations, the Virginia Reel, and provides some cotillon figures (also known as the German). The dances described by Coll were long out of fashion by...
Topics: Authors: C: Charles J. Coll and Gabrielle Rosiere., Titles: D
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Dec 4, 2002 T. A. Faulkner ...
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This antidance treatise, written by an ex-dancing master, is devoted to condemning the waltz. Some of the chapter titles include "From the Ball-Room to the Grave," "Abandoned Women the Best Dancers," and "The Approval of Society is no Proof Against the Degradation.
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Dance Manuals
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This is a collection of twelve contredanses, figure-dances performed by four couples and popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Unlike other published accounts that describe a single figure for each dance, all the dances in this collection contain a series of figures, demonstrating a closer relationship with nineteenth-century quadrilles. Although this collection contains no floor patterns, the figures for each dance are desbribed in text and appropriate music is provided.
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Dance Manuals
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In a rapidly growing consumer market for etiquette manuals during the nineteenth century, this is an example of a manual that attempts to reinforce the authority of its contents by suggesting legal foundations in its title as well as the qualifications of its author, in this case "A Gentleman." The straightforward chapters include "Good Breeding," "Dress," "Balls," and "Funerals." Reissued throughout the 1840s, much of the manual is a...
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Dec 4, 2002 several eminent professors of dancing.
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To demonstrate the authority of this manual, the publisher claims the author to be American inventor, Elias Howe. Similar to many other dance manuals published throughout the nineteenth century, this book is a publisher's compilation of other sources. The book begins with a description of ballroom etiquette, dress, appropriate music, and rules for prompters. The manual continues of the era's most popular dances including quadrilles, waltz, polka, schottisch, gorlitza, polka mazurka, country...
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Topics: Authors: S: several eminent professors of dancing., Titles: C
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Dec 4, 2002 Ardern Holt.
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Holt begins his discussion with a history of "chorography" and the work of famed eighteenth-century dancing masters and choreographers Guillaume-Louis Pecour, Pierre Beauchamps, and Raoul-Auger Feuillet. Several pages of dances written in the dance notation system devised by Feuillet are included. Holt's "reconstruction" of the pavan includes the appropriate music from Thoinot Arbeau's 1588 manual, Orchesographie. For decades, the inclusion of the notation and music was...
Topics: Authors: A: Ardern Holt., Titles: H
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Dec 4, 2002 F. Leslie Clendenen ...
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Dancing master Clendenen's book is meant for teachers of dance and he covers the basic building blocks of teaching beginning with the positions of the feet and body. Technical terms (with correct pronunciation), preparatory exercises, bows and curtseys are included as well as sections of attitudes and poses, correct and incorrect positions. The manual concludes with instructions on how to teach ten fancy dances that include "Highland Fling," "Sailor's Hornpipe,"...
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Dec 4, 2002 T. A. Faulkner ...
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This is the second antidance treatise published by ex-dancing master Faulkner, which he suggests was needed "because the dance craze has developed with such incredible rapidity." This book consists of large sections taken from his earlier book, From the ballroom to hell. Much of Faulkner's diatribe consists of testimonials against women, whom he feels need to be protected from dancing, "one of the most irresistible and dangerous attractions.
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"Written in verse as a dramatic play in two parts, Thomas Wilson, dancing master to the King's Theatre, comments on the state of teaching, public balls, and the character of many dance instructors. Nearly every page contains additional remarks in the form of footnotes ranging from an abstract of the 1752 Act of Parliament on illegal dancing to a long discourse on English country dancing and quadrilles.
Topics: Authors: T: Thomas Wilson ..., Titles: T
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Dec 4, 2002 Mme Élise Voiart.
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All of Mme. Voiart's manual is devoted to the history of dance. Quoting heavily from many previously published materials, including a number of travelogues, this book discusses the origins of dance and devotes a chapter each to Greek and Roman dance. The second part of the book discusses transition to what the author terms "modern dance," in this case the court dances of France. In examining the dances of the French Baroque court, Mme. Voiart (1786-1866) refers to a great variety of...
Topics: Authors: M: Mme &Eacute, lise Voiart., Titles: E
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In her strong defense of dance and its application to female physical education, Mrs. Webster declares that dancing, as a exercise, "is the very best safeguard against the evils of over mental education." While she approves of calisthenics and various mechanical apparatus-including swings and pulleys and a "prone couch"-she delivers a stinging rebuke regarding the wearing of corsets.
Topics: Authors: M: Mrs. Alfred Webster ..., Titles: D
Originally published c. 1818, this second edition of 1822 contains an opening three-color-fold-out and nine plates. In this treatise, Wilson analyzes the figures and components of the quadrille--a figured ballroom dance for four couples facing each other, popular throughout the nineteenth century. Divided into two parts, the manual provides suggestions for music and steps, concluding with an alphabetical list of technical terms used in quadrilles. The manual was reissued in 1839.
Topics: Authors: T: Thomas Wilson ..., Titles: T
Foreshadowing the growing trend of late nineteenth-century dance manuals to reduce discussion on etiquette, Rowe's treatise contains absolutely no information on the subject but begins directly with information on the quadrille. This book advertised for 25 cents, is far less extensive than most published during the 1870s.
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This manual is one of the most important documents detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance. Dancing master Fabritio Caroso (died 1605) describes fifty-four steps, provides rules for style and etiquette, and contains specific choreographies for eighty dances, most of which are designed for one couple. Many dances are preceded by full-page illustrations and each dance is provided with appropriate music notated in Italian lute tablature. Fabritio Caroso is also the author of an additional...
Topics: Authors: E: essi. Opera nuouamente mandata in luce ..., Titles: I
The format for this manual is typical of nineteenth-century dance treatises. It begins with a short discussion on the utility of dancing followed by a section devoted to etiquette of the ballroom and how to give balls. Descriptions of dances in this manual include quadrilles, waltz, polka, polka redowa, schottisch, polka mazurka, varsovienne, and the waltz in 5/4. The book concludes with eighty-seven cotillon figures and eight pages of ballroom dance music.
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Originally published in 1650 under the title of The English dancing master, this work went through numerous editions from 1652 to 1728. Compiled by John Playford (1623-1687), a publisher of music books, the treatise is considered an important work on English country dances, a form of dance where couples perform a series of set patterns. In this tenth edition, Henry Playford notes that he has made corrections and added several new dances and tunes. The work utilizes a rudimentary dance notation...
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Dec 4, 2002 Beryl and associates ...
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This antidance work is typical of the genre of dance writing that has its roots in published works reaching far back into the Renaissance. Three arguments are raised: (1) although dance is acknowledged to have been practiced during biblical times, it was always performed by and for women solely; (2) dancing is considered bad for the health and, (3) dance is a waste of time. The editors of this manual single out round dances, specifically waltzes, as immoral. To fortify the argument, the book...
Topics: Authors: B: Beryl and associates ..., Titles: I
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Dec 4, 2002 M. Bacquoy-Guédon ...
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In part one of this treatise, Bacquoy-Guédon (fl. 1780) presents, a short history of dance as well as arguments in favor of dancing. The focus of this section is devoted to performance of contredanses and minuets. Part two contains eight-bar triple-meter airs for minuets and eight-bar duple-meter airs for contredanses, all composed for a single treble instrument. Additional music is included for a variant of the contredanse called the contredanse allemande (in triple-meter); a marche, and two...
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Dec 4, 2002 Professor Bonstein [pseud.]
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Assembled by Professor Bonstein (pseudonym for Charles A. White) from the writings of others, this manual begins with advice to parents regarding children. "Send them to dancing school and save many a doctor's bill." The etiquette section in this manual is reduced to a section simply called "hints." The author provides advice to prompters and rules for calling quadrilles. Of the many popular ballroom dances performed in the ballroom, only the quadrille, German (also known as...
Topics: Authors: P: Professor Bonstein [pseud.], Titles: D
This ballroom dance for one couple in eight couplets, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-1720) to music composed by James Paisible (died 1721). The dance notation system, firt published by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710), is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance. Additionally, bar lines in the dance score correspond to bar lines in the music score. Signs written on the right or left hand...
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This manual is an early German example of the literature against the practice of dancing. In this case, Bogatzky (1690-1774) compares gambling with dancing, and asks the reader to consider these practices in the context of Scripture, especially the Ten Commandments.
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Dec 4, 2002 Joel H. Watkins.
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Red and black diagrams are utilized to show the floor patterns of more than twenty figures for the cotillon (also known as the German), a series of party game figures performed to music and an important staple of the ballroom repertory during the last half of the nineteenth century. The figures in Watkins book are, in fact, many of the same figures used in the grand march.
Topics: Authors: J: Joel H. Watkins., Titles: C
Dance Manuals
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This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-1720) to music composed by James Paisible (died 1721). The eight couplet dance is in triple meter. The dance notation system, first published by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710), is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance. Additionally, bar lines in the dance score correspond to bar lines in the music score. Signs written...
Topics: Authors: M: Mr. Paisible ..., Titles: T
This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c.1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (died 1721). The fifteen couplet dance begins in duple meter, changes to a triple meter sarabande at the tenth couplet, and changes once more to a canary on the twelfth couplet. The dance notation system, first published by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710), is based on tract drawings that trace the...
Topics: Authors: M: Mr. de la Garde ..., Titles: T
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Dec 4, 2002
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An antidance treatise, the argument presented by the anonymous author is based on the idea that dancing is inconsistent with teachings in the Scripture, specifically the Ten Commandments. For example, just as the golden calf represented idolatry, the author argues that pleasure derived from dance is also idolatry, thus breaking the First Commandment. Similar arguments are made for all but the Second Commandment.
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Dec 4, 2002
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New York : N. Bangs and J. Emory for the Tract Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, [between 1824 and 1832]
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Dec 4, 2002 Prof. W. W. Florence.
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Created for the Esmeralda Club of Saint Louis, this short pamphlet consists of five figures of a waltz quadrille with a brief explanation of each figure.
Topics: Authors: P: Prof. W. W. Florence., Titles: E
This is a typical example of a manual compiled from previously published materials and assembled by a publisher. The manual contains hints for balls and information on the performance of quadrilles and round dances. The popular parlor game known as the German or cotillon is given 55 figures.
Topics: Authors: J: J. H. Harvey., Titles: W
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This book is typical of mid-nineteenth century antidance works. While many writers noted that the Bible contains numerous references to dance, Rice (1807-1877) points out that, in a biblical context, dance was utilized as a part of worship, performed exclusively by women dancing with each other. (The dangers of contact between the sexes while dancing were a common theme in antidance literature.) The second point, also common in antidance books, centered on the notion that dancing was bad for...
Topics: Authors: N: N. L. Rice., Titles: A
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Dec 4, 2002
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This small, pocketsiz manual is attributed to American in-ventor Elias Howe; however, a publisher assembled it. Even though the manual itself is small in size, it manages to pack in a thorough discussion of etiquette of the ballroom and supper room, a discussion on the differences betwn public balls an private parties, and how to call quadrilles or cotillons. Descriptions are included for numerous dances including the polka, waltz, schottisch, quadrille, and contra dance.
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This manual, small enough to fit into a pocket, declares it contains "all the information which is interesting to the world of dancing" [p. 5]. In fact, like many nineteenth-century dance manuals, the text is heavily borrowed from numerous sources and compiled by a publisher. Its format is common for this type of manual and it begins with a discussion on etiquette followed by description of quadrilles--popular group dances performed by four couples facing in a square. Although, the...
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Dec 4, 2002 M. B. Gilbert ...
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Gilbert, a well-known dancing master, notes that his book will deal only with round dnaces and for other dances or rules of etiquette, the reader should turn elsewhere. After a brief discusion of the positions of the feet, the author discusses, in some length, the waltz position. The manual gives the directions for a large number of waltz, polka, galop, redowa, and mazurka variations--many of which are not described in other contemporary dance literature.
Topics: Authors: M: M. B. Gilbert ..., Titles: R
This treatise includes six solo dances for women; eight for men; and seventeen duets for a man and a woman, two women, or two men, all choreographed by French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis Pecour (c. 1653-1729). Feuillet notes that several of the dances were performed by some of the most famous theatrical dancers of the time including Marie-Persée, and Cadmus et Hermione as well as Trancrède and L'Europe Galante by André Campra. The dances are notated in a system first published...
Topics: Authors: M: Mr. Fe&uuml, illet ..., Titles: R
In this book dancing master Mason attempts to make a case for the advantages of dancing and traces the development of dance from ancient times. As part of his argument, Mason often distinguishes between the dance of civilized and uncivilized peoples. His bias is clear in the following: "Man in a civilized state generally turns the feet outwards, as in an uncivilized state they are invariably turned inwards" (p. 11).
Topics: Authors: F: Francis Mason., Titles: A
Based on an original manuscript published in 1793 and located in Chicago's Newberry Library, the editor of this modern version notes that the "spelling, capitalization, punctuation and underlining of the original have been scrupulosly followed, occasionally at the expense of clearness" (pg. ii). The manuscript contains one- or two-sentence descriptions of figures for thirty-eight country dances (dances that consisted of a series of figures and danced by a column of men facing a column...
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The three chapters that make up this manual are devoted to the merits and performance of the French quadrille, a popular ballroom dance performed by four couples who face each other in a square. In recognizing the existence of specific steps appropriate for quadrilles, Dun warns against performing steps used in English country dances or Scotch reels. The manual concludes with the figures for six quadrilles.
Topics: Authors: B: Barclay Dun ..., Titles: A
This manual was originally published in 1864 with subsequent editions in 1865, 1866, and 1868 when the author noted that many of the dances were no longer fashionable. Typical of other late nineteenth-century manuals, much of the text is borrowed from other writers. The manual provides a brief section on etiquette and describes the popular ballroom dances of the era--quadrille, polka, redowa, polka mazurka, schottisch, galop, and rules and figures for 102 cotillon figures. Reflecting a growing...
Topics: Authors: T: Theodore W&uuml, st, New York., Titles: T
This manual suggests that anyone can learn to dance without the aid of a teacher and, after providing a short discussion on organizing balls, appropriate dress, and etiquette, the book focuses on the popular ballroom dances of the era--quadrilles, polka, schottisch, polka mazurka, and varsoviana. This "do it yourself mentality was common during the late nineteenth century and this particular dance manual was reissued in 1876 under the title Offenbach's dancing without a master.
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Dec 4, 2002 Kellom Tomlinson, dancing-master ...
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The title page indicates the book was completed in 1724. However, the cost of the thirty-five full-page plates precluded publication until 1735. In this treatise of two parts, Tomlinson (c. 1690-1753?) sets forth the principles of Baroque dance. Book one covers description of twenty nine steps; book two discusses the minuet, including four methods of performing the minuet step.
Topics: Authors: K: Kellom Tomlinson, dancing-master ..., Titles: T
Designed for "those who possess no knowledge whatsoever of country-dancing," the manual uses text, tables, and color-coded diagrams to explain the figures for English country dances. Performed as a series of figures by a column of men facing a column of women, the English country dance was one of the most popular early nineteenth-century ballroom dances. Originally published in 1808, the namual was reissued in 1822, and another version appeared in 1815 under the title The complete...
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This book begins with a brief history of jig dancing and provides a chronology of jig and clog dancers from famed African-American dance Master Juba to Johnny Diamond and Dick Pelham. The manual also describes twenty steps including "heel and toe step," "shuffle,""clog break," and "plantation breakdown.
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This manual is an excellent source for ragtime era dances including the one step, tango, Brazilian maxixe, and hesitation waltz. The book is richly illustrated with more than twenty photos of many famous exhibition ballroom couples such as Irene and Vernon Castle; and Maurice and Florence Walden.
Topics: Authors: M: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle, Joseph C. Smith ... and many other famous dancers., Titles:...
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Dec 4, 2002 C. H. Cleveland, jr.
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Cleveland's manual opens with an interesting account of the building blocks required for setting up a successful private dancing academy. He includes discussion on the architectural requirements, music, progress of students, hours and division of classes, dealing with children, and how to manage balls. The second part of the manual covers "fashionable dances," and the author describes quadrilles, the "Boston Waltz," and twenty-nine figures for the German (also known as...
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This is one of several manuals credited to the well-known American inventor, Elias Howe. Like many nineteenth-century dance manuals, it is a compilation of other sources and assembled by a publisher. The book begins with a brief etiqutte of the ballroom and continues with information on th supper room and how to arrange balls. The work also discusses many popular group dances including the quadrille, country dance, and German or parlor cotillon as well as round dances--polka, schottisch,...
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The first part of this manual discusses performance of various steps including demi coupé, bourée, chassé, and pirouette. Through the use of text and tables, Rameau also provides discussion on an improved and simplified version of Feuillet notation, the eighteenth-century system of recording dances. The second part of the text consists of notations for twelve duets choreographed by French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis Pecour.
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Originally published in 1700, this manual details a dance notation system that indicates the placement of the feet and six basic leg movements: plié, releveé, sauté, cabriole, tombé, and glissé. Changes of body direction and numerous ornamentations of the legs and arms are also part of the system. The system is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance. Additionaly, bar lines in the dance score correspond to bar lines in the music score. Signs written on the right or left...
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Portuguese dancing master Bonem's manual borrows from the work of contemporary French sources, including dancing masters Guillaume-Louis Pecour and Pierre Rameau. The manual's fourteen chapters focus on dance in the court of Louis XIV and include discussion on feet positions, bows appropriate for various occasions, and the steps and arm positions for the minuet.
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Dec 4, 2002 Raymond Duncan; conférence faite le 4 mai 1914, à l'Université hellénique, Salle de géographie ...
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Originally an address, given by the brother of famed dancer, Isadora Duncan, at a conference in May 1914 at the Université Hellenique, Duncan discusses the renaissance and importance of gymnastics and the systems of physical culture based on Greek models.
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Dec 4, 2002 W. C. Wilkinson.
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Unlike many other nineteenth-century antidance writers who base their arguments on Scripture, Wilkinson asks that his readers formulate their opinions on reason, conscience, and common sense. In fact, Wilkinson argues that he is not an enemy of dance and declares it to be perfectly innocent. His argument is against the "modern manner of dancing" that requires expensive clothing and the "massing together of a jostling crowd of mute or merely gibbering animals." Thus, he...
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This late nineteenth-century manual is devoted to description of the popular parlor game, the German (also known as the cotillon). Every page of the manual has an advertisement for Au Paradis des Enfants in Paris, a shop that sold party accessories for the cotillon, including tambourines for the leader, ball cards, hair ornaments, decorations, roulette wheels, and paper lanterns.
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This small aide de memoire for the waltz provides separate instruction for the woman's part, the man's part, and three versions of the pursuit step.
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